LATEX system for typesetting high quality documents


Usually, in typesetting a document too much time is spent more on aesthetical settings than on its contents.
Latex typesetting system makes easy creating complex documents (scientific articles, books, theses, reports, presentations, etc.), focusing on the contents and suitable for direct publication. Based on the TEX system, created in 1976 by the renowned Professor Emeritus of Computer Science of the University of Stanford, D. Knuth, the LATEX is distributed under a public license LPPL, works under any operating system and all documents can be composed (text, complex drawings, mathematical formulas) using a plain text editor. The course aims to introduce the system through a simplified overview of all the functionality of LATEX system, from simple text to complex documents with scalable drawings, automatic glossary and bibliography, presentations or web pages.

Programme information: 

  • Introduction
    • Top Features of Latex editing system
    • Software requirements
    • Installing Latex ( texlive ) and tools
    • Directory tree distribution
    • Editing , compilation and publication with Latex
    • Auxiliary file
  • Structure
    • Introduction to Latex environments and commands
    • Preamble: document types and page layout
    • Packages
    • Schema and instance document
  • Latex environments
    • Alignment, indentation and tabular . Charts and tables
    • Mathematical environment
    • Inclusion of graphics
    • other environments
  • Creating presentations
    • Powerdot
    • Pstricks.
  • References
    • Processing Latex documents with references
    • Internal referrals
    • Bibtex: system references
    • Inclusion of a glossary
  • Utilities
    • Maintenance utility packages: CTAN
    • Additional editing tools

Number of hours: 



Spanish or English


14:00-17:30 h


Institut de Ciències del Mar

Maximum number of places: 


Lab or field work description: 

Solve guided exercices

Special requirements: 

Basic computer skills

Contact for further information: 

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Full price of this course is 255€. A reduced registration fee of 215€ is applied for early registrations (20 days before the opening of the course).


Each student must bring his/her own laptop
Price: 255.00€

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To cancel a place that you have booked for a Barcelona Ocean course, a notice of cancellation must be sent via email to The following policies apply:
• If you cancel at least 3 months before the start of the course you will receive a full refund.
• If you cancel between 3 months and 1 month prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee.
• If you cancel between 1 month and 10 working days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund.
• If you cancel less than 10 working days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund.
There will be no refund for non-attendance to the course.

Cancellations by Barcelona Ocean

Barcelona Ocean courses are constantly updated and, while we endeavour to deliver the courses as advertised, there may inevitably be occasions when we will have to change some of the course contents or one or more of the lecturers without prior notice or, in very exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event.
In the case of a complete course cancellation, attendants will either be offered an alternative date, a credit note or a full refund. Barcelona Ocean will not compensate for travel fees or any other expense incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of any planned courses.

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